Southeast Alaska Opens for Tanner Crab on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - January 4, 2017
Petersburg--The 2016/2017 commercial Tanner crab fishery in Southeast Alaska will open concurrently with the commercial golden king crab fishery at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 17, 2017.
The five-year average catch in Southeast Alaska for tanner crab is 1.2 million pounds or just under half a million individual crab.
Season length of the Tanner crab fishery will be determined by guidelines set forth in the Registration Area A Tanner crab harvest strategy. The initial period of the commercial Tanner crab fishing season in the core areas and non-core areas will be a minimum of five days.
Additional fishing time may be allowed based on the number of registered pots at the start of the fishery. A news release will be issued on February 17, 2017 announcing the total number of pots registered in the fishery...
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